Once we have a functional taxonomy of the different types of digital cruelty, what are the short- and long-term effects of exposure to or participation in these social behaviors?
What are the idiosyncratic characteristics of digital communication that users can be taught?
Cyberbullies may go from publishing mean rumors or gossips, to constantly humiliating and defaming certain persons.
As opposed to popular believes, cyberbullying is not limited to internet means of communications, but it extends to cell phones and live chats.
The action of cyberbullying supposes harming or harassing someone through the means of information technology.
These acts may have different degrees of aggression.
For instance, during a study, 90% of teenagers who use Facebook stated that they witnessed, but ignored, mean acts on social media.
Another cyberbullying favorable medium is the gaming online chat.